‘Troll’ Tunes Stream

‘Troll’ Tunes Stream

Two months before its theatrical release, Trolls: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is available for streaming. The animated film, featuring the vocal stylings of Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick, as characters and warbling on the soundtrack, hits screens Nov. 4.  Songs by Gwen Stefani, Ariana Grande and Zoey Deschanel (who fans of Elf will remember […]

‘Dr. Strange,’ Michael Giacchino

It’s among the oddest of superhero comics, and the musical journey for the Disney/Marvel feature film Dr. Strange promises to be no less fantastic, judging by the trailer. Elegant other-worldliness is his specialty, as evidenced by Star Trek Beyond, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Inside Out. Giacchino has almost 75 feature film credits, and […]

‘The Birth of a Nation,’ Henry Jackman

It’s the same title (as D.W. Griffith’s 1915 paean to white supremacy), but ironically. Director Nate Parker stars as Nat Turner, a literate slave who spreads enlightenment and leads his people to rebellion, circa 1831. The Hollywood Reporter called Henry Jackman’s score “unusually varied,” and “draws upon multiple musical traditions and references to fine effect.” […]

RIAA: Streaming Revenue Up 8.1%

RIAA: Streaming Revenue Up 8.1%

For the first half of 2016, strong growth in revenues from subscription streaming services more than offset declines in unit based sales of physical and digital music download products, according to the RIAA. Overall revenues at retail increased 8.1% on a year-over-year basis to $3.4 billion, the strongest industry growth since the late 1990’s. At wholesale, […]

‘Moana’ Mark Mancina

In addition to a tour de force score by Mark Mancina, Disney’s Moana features music by Pacific Islander Opetaia Foa’i (called “the Gaugin of music”)  and Hamilton sensation Lin-Manuel Miranda. The animated epic opens Thanksgiving weekend, including in 3D. Mancina won a Grammy for his score for The Lion King. The trio collaborated on the film’s main theme, […]

Corden Gives Apple a Bite

Corden Gives Apple a Bite

James Corden provided some comedic bite to the ad campaign for Apple Music in a spot that saw him spoofing stars including David Bowie, Pharrel, Slash and the Spice Girls. The commercial premiered during the 68th Annual Emmy Awards on Sept. 18. The creative was in support of the fact that Apple Music now has 40 million […]

68th Annual Emmy Goldrush

68th Annual Emmy Goldrush

First time proved a charm for Emmy debutante Diane Warren, who took home the gold statuette for Original Music for the haunting “‘Til It Happens To You,” performed by Lady Gaga for the CNN college rape special “The Hunting Ground.” Warren, a prolific songwriter, has received eight Academy Award nominations but has yet to carry off a […]

‘Voyage of Time’

Simon Frangen and Hanan Townshend create the music for director Terence Malick’s epic, evocative natural sciences documentary Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey. The film is released to Imax and other theaters this month. The trailer features voiceover narration by Cate Blanchette, who provides the film’s narration, along with producer Brad Pitt.

Poe Vows to Fight Philippine Piracy

Poe Vows to Fight Philippine Piracy

Philippine Senator Grace Poe, a leading independent presidential candidate, is stumping on a platform that includes intellectual property reform designed to strengthen the local movie and music industries, bringing them up to par with other Asian territories. Piracy has been rampant in the Philippines since the 1990s and through the aughts. A study showed a 75% revenue […]

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